Scottish Affairs Committee

Immigration and Scotland inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Report published on 11 July 2018. Awaiting Government Response.

Report published

Scope of the inquiry

This inquiry seeks to investigate:

  • What level of immigration to Scotland is required to meet the needs of the Scottish economy? How do these needs vary by sector? How do these needs compare to other parts of the UK?
  • Does the UK’s current immigration framework adequately provide for Scotland’s needs? If not, how could the UK's immigration framework be changed to better meet Scotland’s needs?
  • What is the experience of Scottish businesses in employing non-UK nationals, and how could this be improved?
  • What post-Brexit immigration arrangements for EU citizens would best meet Scotland’s needs?


The Committee are particularly keen to hear from members of underrepresented groups.

Evidence will be accepted at least until the end of March 2018, but meetings and oral evidence sessions will begin in mid-November. Written submissions sent in before then will be able to inform those discussions.

Terms of reference: Immigration and Scotland


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